THE AMERICAS: Of Lead & Zinc

Cooler friendships between the U.S. and three hemisphere neighbors seemed a sure result as the U.S. Tariff Commission began hearings this week in Washington on tariffs for imported lead and zinc. Heavy administration pressure was on the commission to raise the tariffs; President Eisenhower promised last August that he would request it to "expedite its consideration of the matter." Even before the hearings began, anguished complaints came from Canada, Peru and Mexico.

During World War II, U.S. mines in such big lead and zinc states as Idaho and Utah operated at top...

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